At 211 degrees water is hot.
At 212 degrees it boils.
Then comes steam.
And steam can power a locomotive.
One degree makes all the difference.
And one degree in sport separates the good from the great.
The margin for victory between an Olympic gold medal and no medal is very small.
At the last Olympics in the 800m
the margin was .71seconds
The average margin of victory for the last 25 years in all major golf tournaments combined was less than three strokes.
At the Indy 500 the average margin of victory for the past ten years is 1.54 seconds.
On average the winner took, $1,278,813, second got $621, 321 a difference of $657,492.
The athlete decides – they are responsible for their performance.
To get what they’ve never had they must do what they’ve never done.
The only thing that stands between a player and what they want to achieve is the will to try and the faith to believe it’s possible.